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Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology

3rd Edition

Julius M. Cruse, Robert E. Lewis
April 20, 2009

From the beginning, immunologists have maintained a unique nomenclature that has often mystified and even baffled their colleagues in other fields, causing them to liken immunology to a black box. With more than 1200 illustrations, the Illustrated Dictionary of Immunology, Third Edition provides...

Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy

4th Edition

Richard F. Lockey, F. Lockey Richard, Dennis K. Ledford
August 19, 2008

Modernized and updated, Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy, Fourth Edition discusses all major areas of allergens and immunotherapies: pollens animal/insect fungi food the manufacture and standardization of allergen vaccines the administration of vaccines the avoidance and treatment of adverse...

Chronic Allograft Failure: Natural History, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management

1st Edition

Nasimul Ahsan
July 14, 2008

This book addresses one of the largest unmet needs in transplantation, the need to reduce late allograft loss. In the current era, it is reasonable to expect that most allografts will serve their recipients through their life span and death with preserved graft function the ultimate goal for all...

HIV and Aging

1st Edition

Sharon Dian Lee
March 27, 2008

More than two decades into the global HIV epidemic, many HIV positive patients who have access to antiretroviral medications are graying. These patients and their clinicians now face another set of complex health issues related to aging. HIV and Aging examines the known effects of HIV and HIV...

Handbook of Human Immunology

2nd Edition

Maurice R.G. O'Gorman, Albert D. Donnenberg
February 15, 2008

Since the publication of the first edition of the Handbook of Human Immunology in 1997, major scientific achievements have directly contributed to an increased understanding of the complexities of the human immune system in health and disease. Whether as a result of the sequencing of the entire...

Antigen-Presenting Cells and the Eye

1st Edition

Manfred Zierhut, Hans-Georg Rammensee, Wayne Streilein
July 25, 2007

In recent years the importance of antigen-presenting cells and their influence on the eyes has been elucidated. We have learned that nearly every structure of the eye harbors these cells, yet they differ in their activities and thus in the ways in which they protect against - or participate in -...

Retinoids and Carotenoids in Dermatology

1st Edition

Anders Vahlquist, Madeleine Duvic
June 20, 2007

This up-to-date reference describes how retinoids and carotenoids function in the skin and how they can be utilized to prevent and treat a wide variety of skin diseases, as well as advance biomedical research in relation to cancer treatment and immunology.  Providing an in-depth update on the...

Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Pathogenesis and Medical Management

1st Edition

Daniel L. Hamilos, Fuad M. Baroody
May 08, 2007

Rhinosinusitis is increasing in prevalence and incidence, and has been estimated to affect approximately 31 million patients in the United States each year. This comprehensive reference offers recommendations for the optimal treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis and indicates pathways for new...

Rickettsial Diseases

1st Edition

Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola
April 26, 2007

The only available reference to comprehensively discuss the common and unusual types of rickettsiosis in over twenty years, this book will offer the reader a full review on the bacteriology, transmission, and pathophysiology of these conditions. Written from experts in the field from Europe, USA,...

Exacerbations of Asthma

1st Edition

Sebastian L. Johnston, Paul O'Byrne
January 24, 2007

There is growing interest in the pronounced variability in the incidence and severity of chronic respiratory diseases such as Asthma, observed to occur in any particular patient over a given period of time. It is now known that acute exacerbations are multi-factorial in origin, with pollution,...

Immunotoxicology and Immunopharmacology

3rd Edition

Robert V. House, Robert Luebke, Ian Kimber
December 26, 2006

Continuing the tradition set by the first and second editions, each a bestseller in its own right, the third edition of Immunotoxicology and Immunopharmacology provides reviews of environmental agents, updated to reflect the latest information on how these agents influence immune system function...

Handbook of Transcription Factor NF-kappaB

1st Edition

Sankar Ghosh
October 20, 2006

Recent evidence proving the molecular link between unchecked, chronic inflammation and cancer has implicated the transcription factor NF-kB as a key factor in both inhibiting apoptosis and promoting cell proliferation. Since its initial identification 20 years ago as a simple regulating factor in...